North Carolina bathroom law could be decided in Virginia


RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The fate of North Carolina’s new law governing restroom use by transgender people could be determined in Virginia, where a school board ordered a high school student out of the boys’ room.

The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond could rule any day now in the case of Gavin Grimm, who was born female but identifies as male. Grimm says he has to take a “walk of shame” every time he uses a restroom at Gloucester High School.

North Carolina plaintiffs are making similar discrimination claims while suing their state’s new law, which directs schools and government agencies to designate group bathrooms based on biological sex.